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"What If You Had A Universal Remote... That Controlled Your Universe?
"A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Amazing movie, top to bottom...
What a pleasant surprise "Click" turned out to be! Based on the
trailer, one can assume that Adam Sandler, playing Michael Newman in
his latest movie, has made a movie that is just like Adam Sandler's
last movie... and Adam Sandler's movie before that... and the one
before that... i.e., the comedy at which you groan, shake your head,
say "what the...", and yet can't help from laughing out loud. That's
what you get in the first hour of this film. That hour is also as much
as the trailer shows, and for good reason.
Director Frank Coraci, who also worked with Adam Sandler in directing
The Waterboy and The Wedding Singer, makes excellent use of a technique
that should be taken advantage of more often by more directors. He sets
us up in the aforementioned first hour of the movie for laughs, and
manages to do this quite a few times, and not just with the moments
seen in the trailer like other comedies. And, based on one's
presupposed knowledge of the typical Adam Sandler movie, one expects
there to be a spiral out of control for Michael, a realization of the
"right thing to do" and everything to end happily with a monologue and
one final punchline, all while remaining light-hearted and humorous.
However, having this expectation makes the power and the drama of the
movie's second hour so much more heartfelt and emotional. This drama
never comes off as forced or unnecessary, because the pacing of the
transition between the two utterly different tempos is perfect. Steve
Koren and Mark O'Keefe, the co-writers of this movie, used a similar
technique in "Bruce Almighty", and it worked very effectively there, as
There's not much to be said about the ending without the possibility of
spoiling it for someone, but suffice to say it accomplishes what it
needs to accomplish without making you feel like you've just been
Far and away the best movie I've seen all year; likely one of the best
I have or will seen for many, many years. There's so much more to see
in this movie than what the trailer offers. See it... you won't regret
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